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TfL is planning to sell part of its London Underground fleet of Tube trains

The transport body will lease back the trains to raise cash for new rolling stock on the Piccadilly line by 2023

Radical and unpopular solutions may be needed to end Leeds congestion woes, says bus firm boss

Radical and potentially unpopular solutions to improve bus travel around Leeds are needed because of the “phenomenal” increase in congestion in recent years, according to a boss at the city’s biggest bus company.

Network Rail shaves £100 million off the final cost of King's Cross remodelling

The total cost to Network Rail of the King’s Cross remodelling project has been slashed by up to £100 million, according to NR’s London North Eastern and East Midlands Route Managing Director Rob McIntosh.

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  • Rail passengers must come before profits [Letter]It’s outrageous that Chris Grayling plans to bail out Virgin Trains East Coast by up to £2bn – Labour is absolutely right to stand up for passengers (Tom Watson calls on Chris Grayling to quit over ‘grubby’ East Coast rail deal, 31 December). Rail passengers and taxpayers are sick of the rip-off of privatisation, and this bailout is the final straw – 76% of us think the railways should be in public ownership, and when East Coast was in public hands, it enjoyed the highest rate of customer satisfaction of the whole network, at 91%.

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  • Top Network Rail supplier under investigation by the FCACarillion PLC, one of Network Rail’s biggest suppliers and a key HS2 contractor, is under investigation by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. The independent financial watchdog is looking into the “timeliness and content” of announcements made by Carillion in a period...
  • Services return between London and Carlisle following upgradeA series of track and signalling upgrades has been completed between London Euston and Carlisle, allowing the line to fully reopen. Network Rail (NR) closed sections of track between the two stations as engineers completed track renewals, signal upgrades and bridge refurbishment as part of the...
  • Work to begin on £8.6m project at 'critical' Newcastle stationAn £8.6m project to upgrade points at Newcastle station is set to begin this Saturday. Network Rail said the station was a “critical part” of the network and that the work was “absolutely essential,” despite any disruption it might cause to commuters. A total of 19...

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  • Numb bums on new trainsMick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned Britain’s privatised train companies for selling passengers short – again – this time with numb bums on new trains. The train companies have been trumpeting the introduction of new trains on some services – carriages condemned by passengers for being uncomfortable.
  • Network Rail Appoints Former Skanska CEO As Non-Exec DirectorWith more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry, Mr Putnam will replace Malcolm Brinded CBE, who retired in July 2016.

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